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A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tou

A

BIBLIOGRAPHICAL

_Antiquarian_

AND

PICTURESQUE TOUR.

PRINTED BY WILLIAM NICOL, AT THE Shakespeare Press.

[Illustration: ANN OF BRITTANY. From an Illustrated Missal in the Royal Library at Paris.]

London. Published June 1829. by R. Jennings. Poultry.

A

BIBLIOGRAPHICAL

_Antiquarian_

AND

PICTURESQUE TOUR

IN

FRANCE AND GERMANY.

BY THE REVEREND THOMAS FROGNALL DIBDIN, D.D.

MEMBER OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY AT ROUEN, AND OF THE ACADEMY OF UTRECHT.

SECOND EDITION.

VOLUME II.

DEI OMNIA PLENA.

LONDON:

PUBLISHED BY ROBERT JENNINGS, AND JOHN MAJOR.

1829.

CONTENTS OF VOLUME II.

CONTENTS.

VOLUME II.

LETTER I.

PARIS. _The Boulevards. Public Buildings. Street Scenery. Fountains_. 1

LETTER II.

_General Description of the Bibliotheque du Roi. The Librarians_. 42

LETTER III.

_The same subject continued_. 64

LETTER IV.

_The same subject continued_. 82

LETTER V.

PARIS. _Some Account of the early printed and rare Books in the Royal Library_. 101

LETTER VI.

_Conclusion of the Account of the Royal Library. The Library of the Arsenal_. 144

LETTER VII.

_Library of Ste. Genevieve. The Abbe Mercier St. Leger. Library of the Mazarine College, or Institute. Private Library of the King. Mons. Barbier, Librarian_. 169

_Introduction to Letter VIII_. 209

LETTER VIII.

_Some Account of the late Abbe Rive. Booksellers. Printers. Book Binders_. 214

LETTER IX.

_Men of Letters. Dom Brial. The Abbe Betencourt. Messrs. Gail, Millin, and Langles. A Roxburghe Banquet_. 251


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